Free partition Manager?

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by aigle, Feb 18, 2006.

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  1. aigle

    aigle Registered Member

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    I want to install Linux on my notebook alongwith XP. I have single HD partition of 40 GB. I want to ask is there any free HD partition software? Thanks
     
  2. iceni60

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    maybe this.
    http://www.compuapps.com/Download/swissknife/swissknife.htm

    alot of linux install disks have partition managers which will partition a drive for you then make it dual-booting too during the install :D

    you have to install XP first then install Linux. and the XP partition has to be defragmanted and all files moved to the front of the drive before you install Linux.

    some Linux live cds have partition tools too like QTParted which is a Partition Magic clone.
     
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    Thanks for the information.
     
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    Do you have any experience with Raanish IT IS BETA,that means I may loose all of my system.
     
  6. clique

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    partition logic CD (iso image) very much similar to PartitionMagic's rescue diskettes, but be careful read before you proceed
    http://visopsys.org/partlogic/
     
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    what are you going to install? it's a good idea to try the livecd of the distro you want to install to check it will detect your hardware. also, alot of the livecds have partitioning tools too.
     
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    Thanks but I think not for me as i have SATA drive with NTFC. Also I can,t understand, it is live CD, so I can,t install it, am I right?
     
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    Wana install Ubuntu, and of course first I will use live CD for a while. I have SATA drive with NTFS.
     
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    here are some links which should help. the most important thing is to have windows installed first. the Ubuntu install disk will partition your drive for you. it will make two new partitions - a place to install Ubuntu and a swap drive.
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6104490811311898236&q=ubuntu video
    http://users.bigpond.net.au/hermanzone/

    atm Linux distros can't write to ntfs drives because ntfs is closed source, they can read them though so you can browse your windows drive and play videos etc from Ubuntu but you can't make any changes to the ntfs partition from Ubuntu. windows can read and write to linux partitions because Linux is open source.

    Linux can read and write FAT partitions though, so some people make an extra FAT partition Linux and windows can share.

    i haven't bothered making a FAT partition and just move any Linux stuff i want to move to windows when i'm using XP.

    this is the software i installed on XP which lets me read and write to Ubuntu.
    http://www.fs-driver.org/extendeddl.html
     
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    Ranish is very good - beta is not a problem but ...for resizing partitions with live data I would always use something like Partition Magic of Disk Director.


    A lot of magazines have had copies of Paragon Partition Manager 2005

    PC PLus has it at the moment March addition UK that should do the job
     
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    Any free partition managers that resizeo_O

    Been looking for one since I am a little hard up for cash :doubt:

    Alphalutra1
     
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  14. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,
    You say Windows can read and write to linux partitions? I did not know Windows can even read xfs.
    Mrk
     
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    i've never used xfs so i have no idea if windows can use it or not.
     
  16. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,
    What file system do you use?
    I know linux uses xfs or ext2 and journal. Is there more?
    Mrk
     
  17. iceni60

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    yes, there's ext3 and ReiserFS. there may be more but i've never heard of them. i think journaling is a feature rather then a file system. you'll have to ask someone else about that, i'm not an expert. i found this:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journaling_file_system
     
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